Parkview Sweeps in First Round

Panthers beat Centennial 5-1 and 6-5 to advance in Class AAAAA baseball playoffs.

Parkview's baseball team swept visiting Centennial by scores of 5-1 and 6-5 Friday in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

The Panthers advance to face either North Gwinnett or Etowah in the second round, beginning next Wednesday.

Matt Olson took the pitching win, striking out nine,  and added a two-run home run in the first game.

The Panthers had to hold on after taking a 5-0 lead in the second game. Centennial, which was the home team in the second game, scored three runs and two more in the fifth, and threatened again after that.

Parkview relief pitcher Steve Esmonde, who had four hits and three RBIs in the series, piched out of a two-on, two-out jam in the bottom of the sixth, then pitched the seventh to pick up the save. 

The video attached to this article shows the final out and celebration.

Brookwoodman2 May 09, 2011 at 02:38 PM
i was at the game dont believe the hype about Edwin Arias........ biggest let down of my life he woulda looked better going 0 for 15 hitting and makeing 10 errors than how he preformed on friday SMH LETS PLAY FOOTBALL!!!!
Brookwoodman2 May 09, 2011 at 02:39 PM
performed******************************************************** LETS PLAY FOOTBALL
Tom May 10, 2011 at 01:18 AM
god brookwood people are so gay.
Tom May 10, 2011 at 01:23 AM
This is a Grayson man standing up for Parkview...we'll beat Brookwood's ass in a fight anyday! Jamaal Cole cheated anyways
brookwood parent May 10, 2011 at 02:35 PM
i was at the game as welll marquis webb should def stick to football. even tho their team was HORRIBLE and got killed in the first round by a short field goal i mean come on we won state easily no one could stop us. his baseball abilities are worse than smalls in sandlot... and thats pretty bad .... state champs !!!!!!!!!!!! 2010
Eugene May 10, 2011 at 04:31 PM
I completely agree with brookwood parent. The entire Parkview team is way overrated. I guarantee a second round loss to North Gwinnett, they have no playoff experience and their pitching, hitting, and fielding all suck! My son plays for North Gwinnett and he has told me about some of the Parkview players.... they are just a bunch of partiers that will end up going nowhere in life and possibly to small sucky D3 colleges. Have fun losing Parkview.
Cristina Butler May 11, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Eugene you accused me of being disrespectful in another post and now your insulting players! Not all of them are the same, don't speak if you don't know them personally!


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